Jewel and Ty Murray welcome a baby boy

jewel-ty-murray-getty.jpgSinger/songwriter and "Platinum Hit" co-host Jewel and rodeo-riding husband Ty Murray welcomed their first child on Monday (July 11) in Texas.

Kase Townes weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs, 6 oz.

"Ty and I are so pleased to welcome our new baby boy into the world," said Jewel in a statement released by a rep for the couple. "We are overcome with happiness -- it really is as great as everyone told us it would be -- better even!"

In 2009, Jewel released an album of lullabies titled, umm, "Lullabies." Her next kid-centric release, "The Merry Goes 'Round," is set to drop in August.

In March, a pregnant Jewel was involved in an accident when a volunteer fire truck slammed in to the passenger side of the singer's car. Luckily mom and baby were not injured.
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